So today, I’m going to discuss something a bit specific, but translatable.
So, I think there are sort of 2 types of ‘geeks’. And before I carry on, the word ‘geek’ to me, isn’t offensive, of course, unless used in a certain context. But for the purpose of this post, a ‘geek’ is simply a label of someone, and doesn’t define anyone.
Right, so type:6
1) Your standard geek, the person that comes to mind when you read the title. That sort of person, someone clever, and google describes it as:
noun: a unfashionable or socially inept person
verb: to engage in or discuss computer-related tasks obsessively or with great attention to technical detail.
So, from that description, no one wants to be a geek. I mean, socially inept?
And then there’s:
2) A ‘cooler’ type of geek. Someone who is a bit like the geeks in films, by that I mean clever, but still pretty and has friends. Like, I guess I have no idea about this type, but geeks are always depicted differently in films.
So, what’s the point of all that? Well, I guess I’m a geek and not at the same time (not type 2). I love computing, and work much more than other people, and not to mention, does having a blog at 15 count for geek points?! But I’m pretty sociable and talk to loads of people, so, I’m both in a weird way.
I’m not really the right person to preach about labels, I still need some preaching about getting rid of labels. But you are not what other people define you as, many people have told me ‘Your such a geek/nerd’ to my face and meant it under the laugh that follows. It does sometimes take me back a bit and shock me, but then I just remember, I don’t care what you think, I could tell you I’m a geek, but that doesn’t necessarily give you permission to call me it back. And besides what’s wrong with being a geek, since as cheesy and cringey it is,
Geeks rule the world.
If we take that statement literally, it’s true, don’t you think that the people in government just happened to like politics, and everyone thought that was cool? I think not, unless you went to Eton school, I guess if you love anything other than sports, art and social media, it’s considered a bit weird.
And not so literally, the phone or computer your reading this on was developed by geeks, don’t you think Mark Zuckerberg was so cool in school for being a tech whiz, or Bill gates, or anyone.
An extremely rambling post today, but I wanted to simply discuss the topic, so please tell me what you think about labels, geeks, nerds and don’t be scared to completely disagree with me!